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Arthurs Rock

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About Arthurs Rock:

Arthur's Rock is a small bouldering area west of Fort Collins located in Lory State Park. A 25 minute uphill approach guard the problems that usually involve sharp granite crimpers and can shred the finger tips (but it's better than Flagstaff). Most of the problems are V4 and up and warming up usually involves running laps on the few moderates. Arthur's was featured in the bouldering video "Solutions".

CLASSICS: V4 Mainstreet V5 Mole People V5 Last Resort V6 Snake and the Skewer V6 Godzilla V8 Childbirth (very highball) V8 Ode to Failure V9 La Crimp V10 The Vice

SEASON: Fall and Spring are best though locals can find great days in the winter. The area is higher in elevation than Horsetooth and is also shaded by trees. A hot day at Horsetooth can be cold up at Arthur's.

FEES: $5/vehicle or $50 annual pass (good at all CO state parks, such as Eldorado Canyon)

CAMPING: No camping exists at Lory State Park

Nearest town or city: Fort Collins
Directions: Take U.S. 287 north from Ft. Collins through LaPorte, then turn left at the Bellvue Exit onto County Road 23N. Turn left again, go 1.4 miles and take a right on County Road 25G. Drive another 1.6 miles to the park entrance. Pay your fee at the visitor center and take the main road till it ends at a parking area. Hike up the ARTHUR'S ROCK TRAIL for about 25 minutes, there will be a junction with a sign that says "ALTERNATE ARTHUR'S ROCK TRAIL". Take this alternate route on your left. In about 100 yards you'll be in some trees. The main Vice/Godzilla area is below the trail while Childbirth/Snake are located above you.
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